Anonymous asked :
I remember my former French teacher telling me about going to the cinéma in France and how different it is from going to the movies in America. Can you elaborate on that? Is there popcorn, candy, a lot of seating, etc.?
I’ve never been to the movies in America (or just been to America…) so I can’t really compare! But I can describe how it is here xD Feel free to send some feedback and tell me what’s different in America :)
There’s two kind of cinemas. Some will make you wait in line outside (it’s like that in Paris because they don’t have enough room for you to wait inside) or regular cinemas where you can wait inside. All have food, like popcorn (sweet or natural), icecreams, candy and snacks like crackers. However our buckets are wayyy smaller than American ones from what I saw on TV.. But that’s a general rule, everything’s smaller in France.
Depending on what kind of cinemas it is, the rooms can have 30 to 300/400 seats. Most of cinemas have different rooms, some with a lot of seating, some with less, so they can adapt the kind of room to the screening. An indie movie will always have a 30 seats room, a blockbuster a 300 seats room, obviously. One cinema can have 2 to 20 rooms, depending if you’re in a big city or not.
They put the movies trailers/ads for 15 minutes, and then the movie begins.